Tag Archive for 'carbon footprint'

Social cost of carbon emissions makes renewable energy cheaper

September 18th, 2013 by Springer

It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a paper ‘The social cost of carbon: implications for modernizing our electricity system‘ published in Springer’s Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Using the official U.S. […]

Ice Skate Guernsey sponsor to offset ice rink carbon emissions

December 7th, 2012 by Ice Skate Guernsey

The approach is being taken by Roebuck Trading, an alternative energy and carbon trading company, which is one of the principal sponsors of this year’s rink. As part of the company’s sponsorship of the rink it decided to neutralise its carbon footprint – caused by the electricity used to power the coolers and the transport […]

OECD report looks at ways to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation

November 27th, 2012 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Worldwide, 62 billion tons of natural resources – minerals, wood, metals, fossil and biomass fuels, and construction material – are extracted. On average, that’s almost 10 tons for every person on the earth. Of that, about one fifth ends up as waste and must be reused, recycled or disposed of in a way that is […]

Designing and building a house with minimal environmental impact

May 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Villa Asserbo was constructed in Asserbo about 60 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjørndal of the Danish architectual firm eentileen.dk wished to reduce the environmental impact of building construction by relying on local building materials. They worked to design and build a house with minimal carbon emissions, and to use only […]

Greenhouse gas emissions caused by what we eat

February 15th, 2012 by Lancaster University

The UK could considerably reduce its carbon footprint if more of us switched to a vegetarian diet, according to new research by Lancaster University. The report ‘Relative greenhouse gas impacts of realistic dietary choices’ published in the journal Energy Policy says that if everyone in the UK swapped their current eating habits for a vegetarian […]

Growing list of European airports addressing their carbon footprint

February 1st, 2012 by Airports Council International

With the inclusion of the airline industry into the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme from 1 January 2012, ACI EUROPE has released an update on its flagship climate change initiative, Airport Carbon Accreditation, detailing the progress made by airports in lowering their own CO2 emissions. As of the 31 January 2012, some 55 airports in Europe […]

The International Dairy Federation launches common carbon footprint methodology for global dairy sector

November 5th, 2010 by International Dairy Federation

All sectors are being challenged to quantify and reduce their carbon footprints, or emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and businesses in agriculture and food production are no exception. As part of the dairy sector’s action agenda on climate change, the IDF has now published ‘A Common Carbon Footprint Approach for Dairy – The IDF Guide […]

Guernsey Electricity Ltd. adopts vehicle of the future

August 4th, 2010 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity has taken another step to reduce its carbon footprint by adding a new electric van to its fleet of service vehicles. A new Citroën Nemo van, which has been converted to electric drive by Guernsey based firm the Electric Vehicles Company, is being trialled at Guernsey Electricity. The vehicle runs on a 15kW […]

Sustainable Guernsey Homes

July 9th, 2010 by Vanessa

Our Homes Carbon Footprint The UK Climate Change Act 2008 set greenhouse emission reduction targets ‘of at least 80% by 2050’ and ‘at least 34% by 2020’ based on a 1990 baseline. It is anticipated that Guernsey will follow suit and adopt similar targets to join the global response to Climate Change. Currently over a […]

Food Security

January 17th, 2008 by Rosie

Not so long ago, 100 years at most, communities knew that it was prudent to have enough food stored away to last until the next harvest. Today this sensible practise has been abandoned for the modern ‘just-in-time’ food economy where we see the shelves in our shops replenished hourly from the daily shipments that arrive […]